Péter Melius Juhász
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Péter Melius Juhász (1532 – 25 December 1572) was a Hungarian botanist, writer, theologist, and bishop of the Calvinist Reformed Church in Transylvania. He famously debated with Ferenc David in a series of synods resulting in the Brief Confession of Pastors at Debreczen (1567), the Confession of Kassa (1568), and the Várad disputation (18 August 1568) - held at "Várad", modern Nagyvárad (Romanian Oradea), not Várad in Hungary. The "sententia catholica," was followed by a new confession, the Confession of Várad (1568).
His herbal (Herbarium), published in 1578, was the first botanical and medicinal work in Hungarian language.
- Herbarivm. Az faknac fvveknec nevekröl, termésetekröl, és haßnairól, Magyar nyelwre, és ez rendre hoßta az Doctoroc Kőnyueiből az Horhi Melius Peter. Nyomtattot Coloſuárat Heltai Gaſpárné Műhellyébé, 1. 5. 78. Eßtendőben.
- Kirchenlexikon.de (German)
- Mihály Balázs Early Transylvanian antitrinitarianism (1566-1571): from Servet to Palaeologus Baden-Baden, 1996 "Around the middle of 1568 Melius and his friends published their theses for the Varad dispute on August 22th [sic?], 1568. The opus is no longer extant; but we have the reply by David and his followers, the often mentioned Refutatio ..."
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